Local Committee to Host Community Workshop and Luncheon

The local Presbyterian Self Development of People Committee will sponsor a free catered fish luncheon and community workshop on Saturday, Sept.17 from noon to 2 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 400 Eye St. SW, Washington, DC 20024. If you plan to attend, please call the church office at (202) 484-7700 on or before Tuesday, Sept.13 in […]

New Leadership at CBCC!

In June, with great consideration after almost 10 years of service and leadership, Reverend Ruth Hamilton, founder and chair of the Near SE/SW Community Benefits Coordinating Council (CBCC), stepped down from the board of directors. Coining the term “coordinating benefits for a caring community,” Rev. Hamilton’s leadership was the catalyst that helped CBCC build many bridges across the ANC […]

Benny Golson Jazz Master Award Conferred on Jazz Night at Westminster

On March 12, the Howard University Jazz Ensemble (HUJE) awarded Westminster’s Jazz Night program the 2015 Benny Golson Award for its outstanding, long-time service to jazz. First conferred on jazz master Benny Golson in 1996 to honor his legacy, this award has been previously given to Billy Taylor, Clark Terry, Donald Byrd, Keter Betts, Yusef Lateef, […]

Education Sunday at Westminster

​Nov. 23 was Education Sunday at Westminster Presbyterian Church. Photos courtesy of Perry Klein. (photo caption: The Wilson Senior High School Choir, Ms. Lori Williams, Director.) (photo caption: The Amidon-Bowen Elementary School Choir with Ms. Para Perry, Director.) (photo caption: The Jefferson Academy Band with Ms. Jessica Harris, Conductor.) (photo caption: Eastern High School Principal Rachel Skerritt (left), Rev. Ruth […]

Westminster Presbyterian Makes Plans to Stay and Grow

Westminster Presbyterian Church, located at the southwest corner of 4th and I St. SW, has been part of  the neighborhood since 1853. On April 6, 2014 there was a unanimous vote of the members at a congregational meeting to support the recommendation of Westminster’s governing body “to actively pursue redevelopment of the church property as a strategy […]

CBCC Encourages CBA Coalition for Neighborhood Development Projects

With a soccer stadium proposed for Buzzard Point and the highly contested CSX tunnel project in Capitol Riverfront, residents and organizations of Southwest/Navy Yard must pull together to demand that comprehensive, enforceable agreements be signed by the city, developers, and community benefits agreement (CBA) coalitions if, and before, these projects proceed. Through summits and roundtables, […]